Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s most popular beach destinations and offers a slew of exciting experiences to travellers. Langkawi, also called the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of many islands in the west coast of Malaysia. Apart from the clear blue sea, picturesque paddy fields and densely forested hills, the destination offers some thrilling holiday opportunities to travellers. Enjoy its excellent diving prospects, breathtaking views from the Sky Bridge, electrifying experience of the cable car and so much more.
- Langkawi Sky Bridge
Adventure lovers will surely enjoy the exhilarating (and at times terrifying) experience of walking on the Langkawi Sky Bridge, which is a sturdy 125-metre-long curved pedestrian bridge 2,300ft above sea level. The bridge offers excellent views of the Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, Gunung Mat Cincang and many islets around Langkawi. The bridge has room for up to 250 people at a time and is easily accessible via the Langkawi Cable Car.
- Langkawi Cable Car
The Langkawi Cable Car takes you on a 15-minute, extremely high and steep ride to the top of Mount Mat Cincang. At a height of 708 metres, it is Langkawi’s second highest peak. On reaching the mountain top, visitors can enjoy awe-inspiring views of rainforests, islets and waterfalls surrounding Langkawi, breathe in the cool breeze, eat out, and shop for souvenirs at the stalls. One should carry a sweater as it gets chilly up there.
- Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum
The Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum offers a unique, fun-filled experience for families and solo travellers alike. It is the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and the second largest 3D art museum across the world. The place boasts over 200 extraordinary, hand-painted artworks that seem very lifelike on being photographed. The three-storey museum is divided into nine interactive zones – optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian and Malaysian zones.
- Gunung Raya
Gunung Raya, at an altitude of 881 metres, is said to be the highest mountain peak in Langkawi. The mountain is a popular hiking spot for tourists but the path can be fairly difficult for inexperienced hikers. The mountain is covered with dense rainforests full of spectacular wildlife such as leaf monkeys, macaque monkeys, flying foxes, squirrels, great hornbills, white bellied sea eagles and the mountain hawk eagles.
- Underwater World Langkawi
Travellers will love the Underwater World Langkawi, Malaysia’s largest aquarium. The aquarium covers around six acres and boasts of more than 500 species of marine creatures such as harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, flamingos, mandarin ducks, seahorses, sharks, giant stingrays and green turtles. The aquarium is near The Zon Shopping Paradise and Coco Valley where one may shop for duty-free goods.
- Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
The Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise is Asia’s first completely covered wildlife park. The park is like a tropical garden spread over an area of five acres and is home to more than 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species. More than 1500 birds are allowed to fly freely inside the park in special sections. These sections are similar to the natural habitats of the birds. The place hosts feeding sessions for animals such as crocodiles, raccoons, hornbills and pelicans at scheduled times.
- Pulau Payar Marine Park
Another great getaway for nature enthusiasts, the Pulau Payar Marine Park offers tourists a wonderful opportunity to enjoy underwater activities such as snorkelling and diving. Tourists can reach this spot by catamaran or speedboat. Visitors need permission from local authorities to enter the waters as it is strictly regulated by the Fisheries Department of Kedah to preserve its natural beauty. Fishing is not allowed inside the park.